Philip Ascott

last updated on 18/05/14

I am a prize winning musician with 15 years of ensemble experience and 5 years of studying composition. I enjoy thinking creatively and looking for alternative solutions to problems. I am an organised and hard worker, achieving ABRSM grade 8 in three separate musical disciplines – all with di… Read more

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Employment History

Web Associate at Hibu - April 2013 – Present
Principle responsibilities include:
- Writing engaging copy that incorporates best practice SEO for the websites of a wide range of SMEs
- Working with customers to get their website live and advising them on how to get the most from it
- Quality checking copy written by other Web Associates to ensure that Hibu’s high standards are maintained
Work Experience at Audio Network – 2 Weeks 2012
Principle responsibilities included:
- Sourcing tracks from the Audio Network catalogue to satisfy a variety of criteria sent in by customers
- Transcribing the company’s monthly new release podcasts into SEO friendly blogs
Website Design and Marketing Internship – Summer 2011
Principle responsibilities included:
- Preparing and sending invoices
- Improving the design and content of various websites by using a combination of Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems and basic HTML and CSS
Front of House, The Stephen Joseph Theatre September 2005 – July 2007
Principle responsibilities included:
- Ensuring the wellbeing and safety of the general public
- Selling programs and refreshments

Industry Qualifications

 ABRSM Music Theory Grade 8 – Distinction

 ABRSM Oboe Grade 8 – Distinction

 ABRSM Violin Grade 8 – Distinction

Industry Awards

 John Coates Prize for Outstanding Musicianship in Further Education (2008) – Awarded to the Best Student on the BTEC National Diploma in Music

 Hedy King Robinson Prize for Theory of Music

Education

Birmingham Conservatoire – September 2008 - June 2012

- BMus in Composition with Erasmus Semester in Poland

Leeds College of Music – September 2006 – June 2008

- BTEC National Diploma in Music – Triple Distinction

Scarborough VI Form College – June 2006

- AS Levels in Music, Maths, Biology and Chemistry

St Augustine’s Roman Catholic High School – June 2005

- 10 GCSEs A*-C including Music, Maths, English, Science and French

Other Skills / Additional Information

- Strong communication skills

- Excellent Word, Excel and Access skills

- Proven team player with strong interpersonal skills

- Languages – English (mother tongue) French (conversational) Spanish (basic) and Polish (basic)

- Confident under pressure – performing since the age of 8

- Strong keyboard skills (score reading, sight reading, figured bass reading)